Higher Social Care


05 Sep 2022


23 Jun 2023

The award contains national units at Higher level, The range of subjects in the care field includes Stress and Stress Management, Caring for People with Dementia, Social Services in Scotland, Leadership in Practice, Academic Study Skills and Understanding Mental Health and Mental Illness.

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NC Health & Social Care at SCQF Level 6


Full-time 36 week course, 3 days per week in College / online, 1 day per week on placement


Scottish Borders Campus

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Entry requirements

National 5 Health and Social Care and/or National 5/Higher Health and Social Care. A minimum of 4 National 5 awards or 4 Standard Grades at Credit level or 3 Intermediate 2 passes, to include English. Applicants may be required to complete a preparatory course as a condition of being placed on this course. Students will also be required to complete a PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) form. Applicants should be able to demonstrate values and principles relevant to working in care, such as kindness and empathy.

Progression opportunities

The course is suitable for applicants who wish to go directly into employment in the social care or community care field, e.g. Support Workers, Care Assistants. It is particularly relevant to the needs of adult returners and students who wish to progress to the HNC in Social Services.


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